An island-owned, family run seafood business located in Owenga directly above the wharf there.
The Chatham Island Food Co specialises in fresh, frozen, and live seafood. They sell pristine seafood all over the world from right here on the island.
Book a tour. Taste and learn about local island delicacies and hear our story. There is also seafood available to buy on site.
Along with purchasing the Island’s quality seafood directly, groups of visitors can participate in a guided tour through the processing facility and view live wells with paua and kina and taste a selection of freshly caught, local seafood.
In this special experience an insight can also be gained into how businesses work on the island and some of the challenges and opportunities.
Visitors will also hear owner Delwyn Tuanui’s story as a young Chatham Islander having returned to take over the family farm at a time when that industry was faced with extensive challenges. Delwyn’s vision was to create a better way to get the product to markets, add more value and increase the return to the Island. Challenged with increased costs and restrictions of air and sea services stemming from the island’s isolation, ironically that same remoteness ensures cold, clear, clean water that is key to Delwyn’s vision of quality world-class products and diversifying into other deep sea species.